Dave Carpenter Tapped as New Editor-in-Chief of Zymurgy Magazine

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Boulder, CO • February 9, 2016 – Dave Carpenter—an accomplished homebrewer and internationally published beer writer—has been named editor-in-chief of Zymurgy, the journal of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA). A long-time AHA member, Carpenter has been a contributor to Zymurgy magazine since 2012. He takes the reins from Jill Redding, who is transitioning to focus more on her role as editor-in-chief of The New Brewer, the journal of the AHA’s sister organization, the Brewers Association.

“With his impressive background in both homebrewing and writing, Dave has the perfect combination of skills, passion, experience and temperament to excel in his new role at the AHA,” said Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association. “We welcome him further into the AHA community and know he will do an excellent job leading the premier magazine for homebrewers.”

Zymurgy MagazineCarpenter served as a contributing editor to Craft Beer & Brewing magazine since the publication’s inaugural issue in spring 2014. His book, The Illustrated Guide to Homebrewing, is slated to be released in the coming year. He is also a BJCP Recognized beer judge and a Cicerone Program Certified Beer Server. He holds degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Colorado at Boulder.

“As I zipped around the Colorado Convention Center reporting on the GABF Pro-Am competition for Zymurgy, I realized that I had become one of those annoyingly upbeat people who love what they do for a living. In my case, that’s telling stories about beer and the brewers who make it,” said Carpenter. “I relish the opportunity to keep telling the stories of this great community in Zymurgy. I thank Jill for giving me the chance to write for Zymurgy and am thrilled for all that’s ahead.”

“I relish the opportunity to keep telling the stories of this great community in Zymurgy.”

Since 1978, Zymurgy magazine has been the leading light for amateur brewers in North America and around the world. The magazine features innovative and award-winning recipes, articles on do-it-yourself projects, explanations of brewing science, and presentations of brewing techniques in addition to a healthy dose of beer culture. The May/June 2016 issue of Zymurgy will be the first under Carpenter’s leadership.

Contact: Jacob Streiter, on behalf of the American Homebrewers Association, (646) 695-7047

About the American Homebrewers Association

The American Homebrewers Association has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 45,000 homebrewers. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) organizes events including the National Homebrewers Conference and National Homebrew Competition. The AHA also publishes Zymurgy magazine. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association, whose Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

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